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'Crazy Rich Asians' rules at the box office

Published: Aug. 19, 2018 at 11:42 AM CDT
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Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend with the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" taking No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg's action-packed "Mile 22."

Studios on Sunday say that "Crazy Rich Asians" took in an estimated $25.2 million from 3,384 theaters over the weekend.

The film starring Constance Wu has banked $34 million since opening Wednesday, far surpassing early industry expectations.

It's a surefire triump for the Warner Bros. film, which cost $30 million to produce.

"Crazy Rich Asians" outdid Warner Bros.' shark movie "The Meg," which fell to second place with $21.2 million in its second weekend.

Wahlberg's R-rated "Mile 22" opened with an estimated $13.6 million.

It had a $35 million production budget.